William Buzz Clarence Isbister

Brief Life History of William Buzz Clarence

When William Buzz Clarence Isbister was born on 17 March 1880, in Petrolia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Adam Isbister, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Carroll, was 27. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1952, in Eloise, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Adam Isbister
1846–1890
Margaret Carroll
1852–1899
John Isbister
1869–1899
Lilly Bell Isbister
1871–1872
Lilian Maude Isbister
1873–1952
Mabel Isbister
1875–1949
William Buzz Clarence Isbister
1880–1952
Alice Isbister
1884–1980
Malcolm Isbister
1887–1950
James Isbister
1887–1961

Sources (10)

  • Buzz C Isbister in household of Mabel Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Buzz Clarence Isbister, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William Clarence Isbister, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Orkney): habitational name from any of several places in the Orkneys and Shetlands named Isbister, all of which contain Old Norse bólstathr ‘farm’ as the second element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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